COMPTON (CNS) – Mike Bloomberg’s campaign announced today that Compton Mayor Aja Brown has endorsed the former New York City mayor for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The announcement came several hours before Bloomberg was to visit Compton for what his campaign billed as a “Mike Bloomberg 2020 Organizing Event” and “Kickoff of the Get it Done Express Bus Tour with Mike Bloomberg 2020 Surrogates and Supporters.”
The endorsement follows former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announcing his endorsement for the billionaire Democrat yesterday.
The campaign also announced the endorsements of all three female members of the Compton City Council — Michelle Chambers, Emma Sharif and Tana McCoy.
Brown and the three council members are all set to join Bloomberg at the event.
The Bloomberg campaign said Brown endorsed the billionaire in part due to his plan to address national infrastructure, reduce waste and bureaucracy by sending federal dollars to the local level, and his economic agenda focused on job creation through investment in cities.
Brown also praised Bloomberg for having “a proven track record of producing results and is committed to energizing and investing in our nation’s people with a real plan to create new economic opportunities and leveling the playing field for people of color.”
Brown is the latest in a series of mayors to have endorsed Bloomberg including San Francisco Mayor London Breed, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser.
The Bloomberg campaign announced the endorsement of former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Saturday.
Villaraigosa’s successor as mayor of Los Angeles, Eric Garcetti, endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden for the nomination Jan. 9, calling him, “an incredible partner in delivering progress for L.A.”